Wednesday, 3 March 2010

J-Dee Gets Lenched But Ice Cube Remains As Cold As Ice

Da Lench Mob. Da Lench Mob was a West Coast hip hop group associated with Ice Cube. The group consisted of rappers J-Dee, Shorty, T-Bone and Maulkie.

Da Lench Mob made their debut on Ice Cube's first solo album, AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted. With Ice Cube as their executive producer, Da Lench Mob released their debut album Guerrillas in the Mist, in 1992. In 1993, J-Dee was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for murder and was dropped by Lench Mob Records which was founded and is still run by rapper Ice Cube. J-Dee has always maintained his innocence and still does till this day after being in prison for the last 17 years.

I learned of J-Dee's plight from a good friend, my comrade Street Poet
Monte Smith. I was taken aback by his story seeing I looked up to rapper/actor Ice Cube. I just couldn't believe that Ice Cube would leave a brotha hanging in such way. I almost immediately reached out to J-Dee personally and sure enough, he responded.

Given J-Dee's background I can't say I was surprised that after 17 years locked in a cage, he still is filled with fight. Some may have taken his letter as sounding a bit desperate but then again, who wouldn't be. My mind was flooded with questions such as why is this one time hip hop icon still in prison. I don't know about anyone else but this injustice has me up at arms. One needs to think that if this can happen to a platinum status artist, it can surly happen to anyone. Believe me, the only thing that makes J-Dee's case unique is the fact that he was once a world famous rap artist. There are literally hundreds if not thousands of poor young men and women in the same situation, with a strong claim of innocence, but no means to prove it.

It's a sad story if you ask me. An artist that in truth helped rapper Ice Cube acquire his wealth in the beginning is now an indigent prisoner serving life in prison. I have heard J-Dee's pleas and I am hoping that others too will hear his pleas.

J-Dee is in desperate need of a good legal defense. He has reached out to the Innocence Project out of The Western California School of Law for help but has received no reply. He asked that people petition the Innocence Project to help an innocent man who has been in prison for 17 years.

Those looking to get involved and helping J-Dee can start by contacting the Innocence Project in California. I have done so but the more people contacting them on J-Dee's behalf, the better chance we have of action being taken.

California Innocence Project (ICDA)
350 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 525-1485
fax: (619) 615-1443
Justin Brooks, Project Director and Institute Professor,
Kimberly Hernandez, Program Manager,

You can also contact J-Dee personally by writing him in a show of support:
Da Sean Cooper #J52728
RM. 3201 P.O. Box 8101
San Luis Obisbo, CA 93409

Those that do write to J-Dee please understand that he is indigent so if you wish to get a reply, he could use and would greatly appreciate a small donation for postage. Donations for his legal fund can also be sent directly to J-Dee at the above address or as follows.

There are four ways to send money to prisoners: personal check, cashier’s check, money order, and electronic funds transfer (EFT). Cash, traveler checks, and foreign currency are not accepted. See below for further explanation.

Checks & Money Orders
All checks and money orders should be sent by mail to the institution where the inmate is currently located; refer to the specific institution's webpage for the mailing address. The inmate’s name and CDCR number, along with the sender’s name and address is required on all checks and money orders. (I have supplied all this information above).
NOTE: Personal checks are held for 30 days before being deposited into the inmate’s account.

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
You may also send money electronically through one of the following companies:

Rapper Ice Cube Leaves J-Dee of Da Lench Mob Hanging!

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"I hear much of people's calling out to punish the guilty, but very few are concerned to clear the innocent."
(Daniel Defoe)


  1. That racist bitch is rotting in prison where he belongs!

    1. Fuck you J-dee is good person i luv him